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the development of new technology is bringing much more rapid change to the system that can't be disruptive. i think embracing these changes will allow a much more efficient utilization of energy resources. the challenge before us is to enable the system to be more efficient through the utilization of technology and foster the development of a diverse set of competitive energy resources while at the same time and sure we have the power and reasonable rates for consumers. as a result of the technology we are experiencing a supply of natural gas and resulting gas prices at the lowest since 2002. this is changing the economics of electric generation resulting the retirement of older and less efficient units and most recently some nuclear plants. the generation being built is primarily combined gas plants, wind and solar generation. this appears likely to continue. driven by a significant degree the economics on low-priced gas and the development of more productive when the turbines and panels. the other drivers are little to no growth, public policie polics the standards, compliance with the rule
on the agencies will science and technology activities. the committee examine the policy of transparency practices on clean air and water acts and hydraulic fracturing or cracking. we bring you that kerry now. i'm not [inaudible conversations] >> to commit inside space and technology will come to order. welcome, everyone to today's hearing entitled strengthening transparency and accountability within the environmental protection agency. we're going to recognize myself or fitness for a doping statement and then i'll recognize the ranking member for hers. the environmental protection agency like every other governmental institution should answer to the american people. everyone agrees we need to protect the environment, but we should do so in a way that is open and honest. democracy requires transparency and accountability. yet epa's justification for regulation are cloaked in secrecy i asked. it appears the epa been a lot of stretches of science to justify its own object disappeared americans impacted by the agency's regulations have a right to see the data and determine for themselves independentl
of a company. they asked me to recommend some people in finance and technology. i did not go further than our own backyard. christie is now the ceo of dough.com. she will introduce to you the next generation of finance on the local platform. hey. >> hey. [applause] >> thank you. thank you for coming out. as tom said, i am the ceo of dough. in my background, i came from sink or swim. i have 20 years of experience in and around the trading industry. i would say that these last two years, i have been in financial media. i have learned a lot. what we have done now is that we have pulled together all of our experience from sink or swim and we have rolled it into a company called dough. right now, we believe that the industry is ripe for innovation. we have -- let me just get my slides here -- one of the things that we truly believe is that banks and brokerage firms and wealth managers have an opportunity to tap into the younger generation. we think there needs to be a new approach, but with a new visual and with a new design. and we need to go to that younger generation with how they use technolog
about airports as well. and so now computer technology has advanced to the point ever since we had that old law that you can actually with a computer, through a 3-d processing, laying down plastic layer upon plastic layer, you can create a weapon, a weapon that cannot be detected with most of the detectors that we have today. that old law needs to be updated, but apparently there are those who do not want it updated. and so as a last gasp, we are appealing to the senate before the stroke of midnight tonight, when this law is erased, to continue the old law that will at least go after the plastic type weapons, plastic guns of which their manufacturer is required that they have some part of metal in them in order to detect them. but the technology has surpassed that. they can now manufacture them with 3-d printing, no metal parts, and it will still shoot a bullet. now that's what we're going to have to update. and so with the simple click of a mouse, things are changed, and it makes it practically invisible to metal detectors and other screening devices. and so i want to thank the se
and sequestration technologies. you did not require the same technology for gas-fired power plants. >> yes. >> by requiring ccs for coal units only, are aren't you applying a standard that is higher regarding the carbon emitted from coal-generating power? it sounds like it's not an all of the above energy plan. it singles out coal for punitive treatment. can it really be transparent and equitable application was clean air act? i like the administration that you have testified supports opportunity in natural gas. so do i. i support them also for new coal-fired plants. and coal liquids. all the reasons epa gives for declining to find the ccs technology to -- for gas-fired units. apply with equal use to coal-fired units imrp require of it coal. it strikes me the answer to the question is to set a precedent. epa is under a consent decree -- on greenhouse refrien i are in the new future. will that -- emission reduction also require implementing technology that is unproven on a commercial scale? >> it seems to be the new definition of adequately demonstrated. when epa requires the technology for
to provide the customer express that we want to provide, we have to whip out a lot of the technology that was there before. all of this legacy stuff that we have to rip out. we take out the bunch of rubber bands to get at the data we need to build the customer express we want to offer. and the reason why we do this is because every single year, there are three things that pop the new year's resolutions list. one people want to save more. they want to spend less and they want to pay off debt. big challenge, specifically in this country, is that banks fundamentally make money by keeping customers confused. i'm not trying to be overly controversial about -- maybe a little bit. but when the banks incentives are to make money off overdrafts, they make more than 50% from peace in charge, then their interests are not necessary aligned with yours. and so when it comes time to get have clean interfaces that allow you to really understand how much money you have, it's the banks incentives to target that overdraft fee, there's a mismatch of incentives. even if you go outside of your bank to try
are able to manage and respond to rapidly changing energy technology as well as managing supply and demand in the markets. thisat this point i'd like to yd to my colleague from texas, mr. green. >> thank you, mr. chairman, and thank my ranking member for yielding to me and allowing me to speak. today our witnesses will discuss issues that face our country now and in the future including grid security, gas-electric coordination and infrastructure permitting. it's important to know that texas is the face of the changing energy landscape. in texas we have demand for energy that's growing exponentially. we have grid issues that threaten our economic growth, we have infrastructure needs for market delivery and power generation. we must coordinate and balance all these challenges with the resources necessary to overcome them. wind power and natural gas offers texas a way to clear all these obstacles. additionally, our domestic supplies allow us to meet not only our challenges, but those of our neighbors. but this, too, must be addressed. last month we held a hearing on the north american energy
it would mean for trade and tourism, what it would mean for developing technology and talent for future generations of israeli and palestinian children. imagine israel and its neighbors as an economic powerhouse in the region. it is long past time that the people of this great and ancient part of the world became known for what they can create and not for the conflicts they perpetuate. it is long past time that jerusalem, the crucible of the world's three great monotheistic religions become known not as the subject of constant struggle, but as the golden city of peace and unity embodied the aspirations of israelis and palestinians alike. peace is possible because we have courageous leaders who have already taken significant political risks for peace. the time is approaching when they will have to take even more. they have shown real courage, both president abbas and prime minister netanyahu. president abbas has made tough choices. he has stayed the course, despite people in his team saying you ought to get out of here, look at those settlements, they are making a fool of you. believe m
use modern technologies that are available to reduce carbon pollution. epa will also next june be proposing new standards that will also provide significant flexibility to the state that will effectively protect public health from carbon pollution from the existing power plants. that will be an opportunity to reduce the current levels of carbon pollution emitted by power plants and put us on a energy, cleantic energy generation and innovation. of bothut the process looking at those new power plants, and most importantly, at the existing plants, we have theucted what i think is most vigorous outreach and most comprehensive outreach program that you can imagine, well in advance of putting any pen and paper down in terms of a proposal, which is not due until next june. we held 11 public listening sessions, have been meeting with anyone who wants to talk about this. i welcome continued dialogue, which you can send into the epa. the most important thing, we got 30,000 people who came to us, speaking their mind, and also speaking from their heart. it was a great experience for them a
, many of them share values through the technology through the website and so forth. some operate on one basis of a single attack and some operate on multiple attacks. there were a number of studies that were developed over the years that we are trying to follow on a daily basis and i think that it requires a great deal of interest in terms of radicalization and international society tries to understand what can be done to deal with it. so ultimately the discussion would provide i think the initial context for the discussion and the first speaker as i mentioned is spike bowman who has a very rich background in the government and in the academic community and taking one course now sco w. and one for the interns he is a student in the class so to be paired with a class tomorrow. i think of spike is a very broad experience in the government and counterintelligence, and also various positions in the fbi come and they indicated that he has an academic background, so we are looking forward to his remarks. and then we are going to follow up with our other panelists and help them to develop a di
technologies to keep israelis safe from rockets and missiles. those systems and newer technologies continue to protect israelis from the range of threats that they still face today. president obama and i -- and i think you heard this from the president in his q&a earlier today -- remain deeply committed. indeed determined to ensuring israel has the ability to defend itself by itself. that is why in fact, by any measurement, president obama's administration has done more than any before to make israel more secure, including funding iron dome, which i saved untold -- which has saved untold lives by intercepting hundreds of rockets that might otherwise have struck schools, hospitals, or homes. deepening our day-to-day security on an ongoing basis. negotiating a new, long-term memorandum of understanding to lock in long-term military assistance for the future. providing access to the most sophisticated u.s. military technology, such as precision munitions, the f-35 joint strike fighter, the v-22 osprey. israel is the only country in the world to receive it from the united states. and engaging i
. we have schools and school districts that don't have the technology to deliver it as well as they could. that is why we stepped forward and announced $24 million in dditional upgrades. at the same time it was recognized those school districts are some of their own investments as well. have done, fore the first time we are budgeting state dollars for continuing people to as we urge change their approach to continuing education. you come to the auditorium and make everyone here the same realre, the chance for a discussion between teachers and those leading the discussion. trying to change that as well to be supportive of the broader and larger change we want to see made across the state. >> how much per pupil are you spending these days? >> it varies widely from district to district. it is one of the largest state grantms in the allocation. no district has lost any money since i have become governor. of additionality dollars goes to those most in need. that is a break from the past. intoously if you put money the fund, it would be distributed as it had in the past. it doesn'
and while the march of technology continuously enhances our ability to handle data, the advances that have helped failures lead to new challenges today which is part of what i will talk about where the intelligence community was previously limited by his technical ability to manage a relatively small volume of affirmation, is now challenged by its collective ability to filter, analyze, said the size, and share relevant intelligence from a vast universe of information. today with all of the data and reports at our fingertips it is critical that we pull together right information in the right way at the right time, and that is a tough thing to do, believe me. require steady discipline, which is exactly what the institute of world politics i believe is about. for the many students in here, many of whom are part of our military force, i know the army has a great here, and an area of the special operations forces officers here in the past. you do not realize it until you leave, the investment that our department is putting in you and really in some cases you don't even know it until a couple of
the kind of change we have to embrace. funding for education. in technology and i mentioned direct in the holding room, one of the thicks that amazes me about education and government in general and if you look at other rollout of obamacare, you understand that our underinvestment in technology in many cases cripples us. as we move toward common core. i was not one of the founders of the cob accept. but i will tell you this. i embrace it more more importantly my embraces of it. 72 fortunate of teachers embrace it. really only about 12% reject it. the teachers that studied it and thought about it and doing the preparatory work over the last intervening year since 2010 are getting it. and do believe that concentrating on fewer thing but going deeper concentrating on critical thinking is the right way go. i have to say additionally on this you have a legislative battle. you have a new legislative package. you have a new common core. you have a new evaluation system. indian people think they are drinking out of a fire host in connecticut. it's not easy. i think that has to be made clea
sophisticated, more and more technologically inclined with the applications at the top of the pyramid being the most sophisticated we have today, heart transplants, mris, very technical applications. that pyramid, it works about the same way and almost every society where they start at the base and work their way up until the money runs out. in the united states, we started at the top and work our way down until the money runs out. the money runs out so we don't have the kind of emphasis on good primary care and a good wellness program that most other pyramid mid models offering these industrialized countries today. these are ones that will continue to be grappled with. we will not have a system as we define it and we will not have a bottom to top pyramid. can we cover the entire pyramid from top to bottom with better allocation of resources, greater efficiency? that is essentially what we are trying to do as we go forward. there are a number of areas for which the really find really little disagreement. i cannot find a conservative or someone on the left or the right who would argue that w
generation, whenever they want. and told the new technology can be relatively small, simple equipment often modular move from side to side in an oilfield, which is important to capture stranded gas. mr. mckinley has an interesting pair or can be installed in existing port facility. i hope ferc can improve beneficial technologies like is not subjected at the same time an extensive review process is the major project such as lng. some of these new technologies don't always fit the rules you have an there'll for us to fit a category. just because you are supposed to regulate them or you feel you have to regulate them, new businesses will be stifled or it will never get off the ground. i hope you'll feel you have to conjure up ways to regulate something if you haven't been told to regulate by an act of congress and that is a question that's not meant to be insulting in any way because i iru appeared to you have any history statements you want to make to what i've said so far? >> well, i believe we have to stay in our jurisdiction that has been observed several times today. we are not short of a
a time when the american health sector diminishes in terms of importance, its reliance on technology. we are technologically driven in this country. that is a great asset in many respects that it is a liability as well. have an asset in that we allowed the most technological casesto be used in some that have really made a difference. some people confuse our technology with our system, our marketplace. they say, we have the best in the world but we don't have the best sector in the world. if you look at any performance criteria, i think we have the best technology in the world. a lot of people around the world want to access that technology. come to the united states to be able to do that. does and what i think a growing consensus even in the private sector outside law acknowledges is that if make areally going to difference in the new health paradigm, we have got to come to pyramid andf the recognize that is where the efficiencies are. putting greater emphasis on illness atd less on the top of the pyramid not only produces better results, but costs less money. it isn't that it has to be
in the name of security? and i think not. technology's great. it's supposed to make our lives better and simpler, more efficient, more effective. it's fun, it's innovative and it's leading the world. but at the same time, we got to make sure that these technologies are not overused, not only by our federal government officials and law enforcement, but also by others who would do us harm, who have sarpetishesly maybe converted that technology to do something a libble more pervasive and a little -- little bit more pervasive and a little bit more perverse. it is for that reason that senator wyden, my colleague in the united states senate, and i have introduced what's called geolocational, or g.p.s. act, to curtail those that want to follow us without our own knowledge. we believe that you should have to have a probable cause warrant in order to track somebody's geolocation. i want that for my own kids, i want that for me. i want to make sure that technology is safe and secure, so i encourage my colleagues, mr. speaker, to look at h.r. 1312, the g.p.s. act, let's deal with these new inve
't change very much. it isn't embracing technology because the company expects them to be exceptionally stable. as the law, the law is very ossified and we are a puzzle that the court hasn't quite been able to figure out soft that is an interesting thing. that we are thus far unable to get credentialed by the court itself. >> explain that. give us limits. give us the nuts and bolts. during the doma and same-sex marriage case i was not going to wait for the legacy press to report it. i watched the feed coming from scotusblog. so do you have a mole? explain, explain the nuts and bolts how you go about that instantaneous reporting. >> sure. the courtroom itself is a vault when the court is announcing opinions. so there are no electronic devices allowed. but the press are, for covering really large opinions, for the most part not in the courtroom. they are outside the courtroom and at the point that the chief justice says, justice kennedy has the opinion in united states versus windsor, they start handing out the opinions to the press corps and then lyle denniston will get his copy of the o
, and you become more and more sophisticated and more and more technologically inclined with the applications at the top of the pyramid being the most sophisticated we've got today. the heart transplants and mris. very technological application. well, that pyramid, it works about the same weight in almost every society where they start at the base and they work their way up until the money runs out. in the united states, we've always start at the top of the timid and worked our way down until the money runs out. the money runs out. so we don't really have the kind of emphasis on good primary care and good, a good wellness program that most other pyramid models offer in these industrial is countries today. so those two characteristics are one that will continue to grapple with. were not going to have a system as we defined. we aren't going to have a bottom to top enemy but the real challenge will be, can become the anti-pyramid from top to bottom with better allocation of resources and greater efficiency? that's in essence what we're kind of you as we go forward. given th
, all of those horrible gases that assad has used on his own people, a lot of those and technology from that came from iraq. we just didn't get it done before across the border from iraq into syria. number two, the iranians duty seed andy july, and they have shown over and over again. the iranians still have an american hostage. so you have been doing a lot of bad things. once again, i don't understand why you want to put faith in the country that has shown over and over and over again that it will lie, it will deceive and they will do anything, bomb people and promote terrorism to get what they want. >> host: want to get your take on another story independence day. joe biden meeting with asian leaders in china today and the headline in the "washington post" is that biden china's move raises tension. critical of drones. tries to leave room for talks. tell us what's going on and what is your take? >> guest: china has developed this air defense identification, which the administration has told our military plane to ignore, that the faa to bring into effect. so if you're on a commercial ai
science monitor. walden,esentative greg on to make haitians and technology. communications and technology. >> a several live events to tell you about tomorrow morning. treasury secretary jack lew will be at the future will trust to discuss the state of financial reform. also on c-span2, members of the house and energy commerce subcommittee on energy and power will hear from energy regulatory commissioners. span330 eastern a.m. on c- we cover a hearing on unemployment benefits that are set to expire at the end of the month. >> from age eight, betty ford, then betty [inaudible] put on skits and plays and that led to eddington, vermont where she studied at the school of dance. these are some of her notecards. no bookstworks -- where she kept cards. she carried this with her to vermont, back to grand rapids, off to new york where she studied with martha graham and work with the powers modeling agency and back to grand rapids again. you will find a host of things that you would find in just about any organizer. brochures on dance costumes, one of her sketches of a costume for one of the dance
on communications and technology on his plan to update to medications act covering television and other media. speaking at the hudson institute, dorgan republican says the update would help programmers that are serve their customers. this is 15 minutes. -- the oregon republican says the update would help programmers that are trying to better serve their customers. >> thank you very much. commissioner. i can still call you commissioner, i hope. your warm and thorough introduction. i am an amateur radio operator. there are a lot of members of congress who actually pretend to be hams. i am actually the real thing. i will put that up, if you don't mind. i hope i'm not covering up too much of the hudson institute, but i am going to talk about the hashtag as part of my remarks. i'm delighted to be here this morning, honor to be with you. it is always fun to see where good government servants wind up after their service. the hudson institute i think made a really shrewd decision and choice in bringing rob mcdowell on board. your insight, knowledge, and certainly the intersection between technology a
partners on the opcw. we have as you know offered technical support, technology to assist in the destruction of the precursors and the chemical weapons themselves so that is another dimension of this. i think that we continue and will continue and must continue to find a diplomatic solution to this huge humanitarian catastrophe. it's dangerous. if presents new dimensions to an already unstable middle east on all of syria's border so i think we are taking the responsible approach in pursuing the right actions. the if i could at general my orders from the president had not changed and that is to say we are maintaining our presence and our readiness, our deterrence and their capabilities at heightened levels in support of the other efforts that the secretary just mentioned. secondly you asked how do we see our way through this. i think we see our way through this by recognizing this is a regional issue. this is not an individual country or an individual group issue. it's a network of challenges and i think seeing it regionally and seeing how each group some of which aspired t
. they are not going to unlearn the technology they have learned. our goal has to be focused on that. that does not mean it couldn't largery grow into a discussion. i would welcome that. we have to test this at every point. my concern is that people put high expectations on this discussion that they think in addition to trying to deal with the nuclear issue, if we do not change iran's spots on all of these other issues, we cannot go forward the nuclear question. important to test possibility on these other fronts, but not at the expense of moving forward with -- the next six months and beyond -- there arebe huge opportunities, but there are big risks. got such aend, iran good deal because the people are happy about it, but what that tells me is that expectations are thatot of iranians they're going to have a greater opening with the west. forward ono move their economy. that sense, there are pressures to try to make sure they relieved the full sanctions. we have to make sure we do not relieve the full sanctions until we get what we want in terms of narrowing the scope of their program and at th
't know yet. i think it's important for everybody to understand this is hard. because the technology of the nuclear cycle you can get off the internet. the knowledge of creating a nuclear weapons is already out we have been able to craft an international effort and verification mechanism around the iran nuclear program that is unprecedented and unique. that doesn't mean it's easy. and that's why we have to take it seriously. but i think one of the things that i've repeatedly said when people ask why should we try to negotiate with them, we can't trust them, we're being na?ve, what i try to describe to them is not the choice between this deal and the ideal, but the choice between this deal and other alternatives. if i had an option, if we could create an option in which iran eliminated every single nut and bolt of their nuclear program, and foreswore the possibility of ever having a nuclear program, and, for that matter, got rid of all its military capabilities, i would take it. but -- >> next question -- >> sorry, haim, i want to make sure everybody understands it -- that particular
' attic. he'd invented this technology. so if you wanted to ride the radio, the way was to get your son a radio set, and he would learn morse or code and communicate with other people. it was all great fun and very social. the problem was as more and her people kid it and as transmitters got more powerful, the fact this they were operating essentially on the same frequency was a problem. the navy kept being interrupted by boys who were playing tricks on them saying there's a sinking ship over here, and companies wanted to use it as well, they wanted to be able to do broadcasting. so what happens after the first world war is that radio goes from being a social medium to -- a two-way medium to being a tightly-controlled, regulated, one-way broadcast medium. and this is interesting because it's quite familiar looking and social to start with. you've got this sort of online chat room that everyone's in within a particular city with their morse code transmitters and receivers, and then it goes to being absolutely opposite of that, to being a one-way broadcast channel. this is not social at a
that we're investing $24 million additionally in a technology. i mentioned to rick when we were this the holding room that one of the things that amazes me about education and government in general -- and, of course, if you look at the rollout of obamacare can, you understand that our underinvestment in technology in cases cripple les us. and certainly, as we move towards common core, having districts that don't have sufficient technology to test on common core is a great problem and one that we've decided to help address as well. common core was decided on before i was governor of the state of connecticut. i was not one of the founders of the concept, but i will tell you this, i embrace it. but more importantly than my embracing of it, based on scholastic poll or survey of teachers in the state of connecticut, 72% of teachers embrace it. and really only about 2% reject it, think it will not lead to better results, and the remaining folks are basically undecided about the issue. so those teachers who have studied it and thought about it and have been doing the preparatory work o
and technology and how science and technology is changing our society for almost 17 years now we have been the host at home for the international terrorism studies have it up by professor yonah alexander and i think most people here would agree and understand that the center that yonah heads up is one of the most for most academic institutions and consortium of institutions in the world focusing on all aspects of terrorism. professor alexander blank group has looked up, studied and published documents on every conceivable realm and aspect of terrorism for many, many years and is personally and author of over 100 books on the subject and we are quite proud here at the potomac institute could be the home of his academic efforts. we are also privileged to partner with the international law institute and representing them as he always has and is the chairman of the international institute and for well over a decade we have partnered with professor wallace to bring to you these seminars and discussions on terrorism. today we are focusing and going to have a very i hope very spirited discussion
infrastructure. it's the most expensive building. has a lot of technology and a lot of stuff in the building. if you scratch the surface, as i did when i was new mayor of stanford. i realized the guy who was overseeing the paint then and construction of buildings had a doctorate in councilling. and point of fact there was not a single architect, there was not single engineer who worked for the system at that time. .. i remember you when you were mayor when we visited stanford and my question really relates to their relationship in piggybacks on your rick/question the relationship of schools and general-purpose government. in stanford you are one of them a oral pioneers in pushing the kinds of relationships that you just discussed. my question relates to this philosophy particularly in light of the profound demographic changes. have you been able to take the kinds of initiatives at the state level bringing in the department of social services and juvenile justice etc. and breaking down the traditional isolation of schools from general purpose government? >> yes and no. we made some progress b
the technology and the no-how that we have acquired through more than 0 years of fighting the drug traffickers and fighting terrorism. and trying to organize crime. we are using the know-how to help the caribbean, islands, central americas. and we are now also promoting the integration through niche tiffs like the pacific alliance, new mexico, peru, and colombia best performing economies come together to integrate more profoundly. and things are working quite well. we will continue with that initiative, and try to integrate the whole continent. therefore, we're doing well on the economic side. we're doing on the social front. we're performing well at the international front. but would be the peace process. if we are able to finish the peace process, then i think the future for colombia and the region would be much better. achieved those in the middle of conflict, imagine what we can do without the conflict. what i say it's like a dead mule in the road. it has inhibited the columbians to realize our -- [inaudible] and we have a great potential. colombia is very rich in almost everything. not on
winner and he can tell you more about this. but the technology is putting us in a position to read out what is driving a cancer in each individual. it is going to be different depending on which person is being analyzed. we know the pathways that are involved in taking a good cell down the road to becoming malignant. drugs are being targeted that target the precise area. this is smart bombing. we are not faur far away from the point where individuals will have their tumor analyzed and chose from a menu of their th r therapy that is likely to work >> sam is joining us from mary land. go ahead. you are on the air. >> thank you so much first of all for coming on and agreeing to talk to us about the important of nih. i am an early career scientist and researched my ph.d over the summer. want to talk about the concerns i have. i was watching many friends in my graduate program have to wrap up their programs and stop the experiments they were working on in order to move forward with the way grants were being lost from different labs. i have left the area of research and i am pursuing a care
of parliamentary oversight is remotely adequate or whether they have the technological expertise. i would like to quote one section because we have now spent ten minutes in this committee discussing leaks that didn't happen. the catastrophic leak that did happen had the following exchange. can we assume you are having discussions about hundreds of thousands of people with access to your information? all three of us were involved in those discussions. thank you very much. the only question asked in parliament about the loss of 58,000 documents through a data sharing between cghq and an essay, the amount of oversight, the pockets of oversight, even now is 1.3 million pounds. supposedly a secret which is the third of the amount the council spends on car parts. >> the prime minister and the chamber wants to reach agreement, if the garden stops winning, the authority, what may be taken in place. can i ask you this question? how far would you feel -- how far do you feel that these -- if it continues to have revelations of ed snowden? >> things have happened in this country which would be inconceivab
for republicans. caller: i just wanted to ask why can't we, with our technological abilities now, draw down a lot of manpower and keep -- because we have many nations in the world with armies that can provide military support for the united states, for advancing democracy and freedom. i don't see why we all have to go broke to support all these other countries and their defense when there are many other nations with militaries just like ours. guest: i think daniel makes a couple of interesting points there. one of the issues diplomatically we are having is a lot of our allies are trying to cut their own defense budgets for obvious reasons, and that is a concern of the pentagon. the other point is the fact that we have so much more technology these days. i talked to several people that suggested to me that, yes, the cost per person has gone up a lot, but that makes sense considering these are not the sort of ground-pounding trigger pullers we may have had in the army 30, 40 years ago. the people in the service these days are much more highly educated and well trained. they are dealing with complex
an undetectable firearm. but here's the second problem. the second problem is that this new technology that is pretty widely available already, called 3-d printing, has made it really easy to make firearms that comply with the existing law but are still potentially undetectable. why is that? because to be a legal weapon, you have to have a certain percentage of the weapon be metal so that it can be picked up by a metal detector or a x-ray machine. but because we can now make very creatively constructed weapons with 3-d printers, that piece of metal can be easily removed before it goes through a metal detector and still be used without the metal on the other side of the detection unit. thus, essentially erasing the benefit of having a metal component if the metal component can just be stripped out. it's a pretty simple update that we have to make here. all we have to say is that the metal piece of the gun has to be integral to the firing mechanism of the gun so that if you take the metal out to get it through a metal detector, it doesn't work on the other end. but, mr. president, we're
and fully developed claims. bba also rolled out technologies in the form of the veterans benefits management system and several other electronic projects as those two processing models for future again it might cross functional team. all along, dba indicated significant support and training from central office would be critical in this rollout. on top of the challenges on april 2013, va announced that all cases pending in excess of one you would be completed by the conclusion of fiscal year 2013. based on the new push instituted many months of mandatory overtime for its employees. bothers to consult on whether va employees were able to issue decisions of high quality within the extradited timeframe, there's also concerns that many of the oldest claims in fact were highly complex. regional office employees have previously reported that claims processes of passover difficult cases and would routinely decide to call at easy claims first in order to meet the production goals of the workload and workload credit parameters. thus it would stand to reason that many of these 2-year-old and 1-year-old
in 2009 the cost had come down to $25,000 because of technological developments. last year it was down to $3,000 maybe $4,000 to sequence an entire 3 billion base genome. that represents a million-fold decline in price in less than a decade. and i don't think there is any other technology that can boast that kind of a decline in cost in so little time. now for about the cost of an m.r.i. we can get your entire d.n.a. sequence. and uplike an m.r.i. result your sequence won't change. this gives us a tremendous amount of information about each and every human who is sequenced. now tens and hundreds of thousands of people are being sequenced in various mostly biomedical studies. the very first human family to be sequenced is a family from outside. utah. it happens to be my wife and her children. we had an exercise in personal genomics that turned out to be personally fulfilling. here is the double helix and bases appearing appearing in pairs. occasionally an alteration occurs and this is what key call a mutation. we were able to estimate the rate of mutation and how often do these actually
mils, including ones that managed tsa technology and equipment upgrades. coming up and 45 minutes, congressman tim huelskamp of texas on implement the health care law. 0, gregory meeks of new york talks about the deal with iran over the country's nuclear program. 5, scott patterson of the wall street journal on the volcker rule and how to implement it. ♪ the house is set to vote on a 10 year extension on a law next weekt to expire on detecting guns through metal detectors. president obama will address the nation with the status of health care.gov. and the washington post is reporting that the senate is confident they can pass the farm bill. washingtong to journal, december 3, 2013. you have heard about the amazon
the influence of economics and technology. i think that what you have raised is the ultimate challenge is and this is increasingly imperialistic and i think that it has been traditionally overestimated, and now i fully agree with the situation on the international market not because of the middle east but because of shale gas revolution and and it prevents some from coming to the european market. and second, they have different reasons. and all those calculations and interesting schemes, it is extremely exciting. and as for russia, yes, i agree and i can argue about the relationship and it is so interesting, but that is absolutely true and the perspective for the economic development is much more east oriented now, not necessarily china, but eurasia and asia at large because those markets need russian supply much more than the european market. >> i would just like to talk about this in the middle east because we have ourselves into this euphoric state and the united states is completely independent of energy. and certainly there is a fence around this town and that is not the case. and
up the frame some and talk about how genetics and genomic technologies in particular are going to change our world in ways that will have some effects in courtrooms and in law offices so those of you who are here as judges or lawyers with spouses or partners of judges or lawyers will see some of this professionally first-hand or secondhand but it's also going to have enormous effects on each of us as patients, as citizens, as parents and grandparents and great grandparents. the genomic revolution is going to transform our world and is i think actually going to physically transform to our grandchildren and great-gragreat-gra ndchildren are. that is what i want to talk about in my brief time. i want to focus on two specific areas. first, the inexorable rise of sequencing and second implications of prenatal geneti. let me start with the first one. how many of you have had a genetic test? rager hand. i see about eight hands. how many -- anybody in here born after the early 70's should have raised his or her hand. all of you who have had children in united states or another develope
to generation and what has happened since the 1950s has been better technologies with new insights, learning how to clone dna and sequenced letters of dna and then figure out how to weed out all of the dna of an organism and the genome of an organization like humans, where humans are increasingly like patience. >> host: we have the director of the research institute, institute, tom from tuckerton, new jersey. >> caller: good morning. am i correct in understanding that people are associating this in a problem with their genes and we may have a genetic predisposition to some problem and it's that behavior that allows that genome, that predisposition to express itself and that is manifesting in a disease. >> guest: that is more complicated than that, but you make a very complicated and important point. in genomics, dna, this is what i do, this is what we really focus on, but i don't want to leave you with the impression that all disease or everything we do is completely scripted and there is no other influence. there is other influences. we are talking a lot about genomics is because we have this r
compact began to unravel. technology made it easier for companies to do more with less, eliminating certain job occupations. a more competitive world let companies shift jobs anywhere and is good manufacturing jobs automated or headed offshore workers lost their leverage, jobs paid less and offered fewer benefits. as values of community broke down and competitive pressure increased, businesses lobbied in washington to weaken unions and the value of the minimum wage. as the trickle-down ideology became more prominent taxes were slashed for the wealthiest while investments, things that made us all richer like schools and infrastructure, were allowed to wither. and for certain period of time time we could ignore this weakening economic foundation in part because more families were relying on two earners as women enter the workforce. we took on more debt financed by a juiced up housing market but when the music stopped and the crisis hit, millions of families were stripped of whatever cushion they had left. and the result is an economy that has become her family on equal and families th
enough of whether they have the technological expertise. i would just like to quote one little section from -- we've now spent about 10 minutes in this committee discussing leaks that didn't happen. a catastrophic leak that did happen was dealt with by the isc with the following exchange. chairman, can we assume you're having discussions with your american colleagues about the hundreds of thousands of people who appear to have access to your information? head of mi5. off we both were involved in those discussions. thank you very much. [laughter] that is the only question that has been asked in parliament about the loss of 50,000 documents through a data sharing scheme between gchq and nsa. if that amounts to oversight, the amount of oversight, the budget for oversight even now is 1.3 million pounds, supposedly a secret incidentally, which is i think about a third of the amount that the council spends on car parts. >> the prime minister in the chamber said that he wants to reach agreement, or words to that effect, with "the guardian" that if "the guardian" is not willing to see the poin
. this year we will roll out a mobile app, a mobile site, and a lot more multimedia technology. it's just been an evolution in what has interested us and what we been able to see other people do. >> continued on that, amy, would you describe kind of the variety as the editor, the variety of content you want to provide for your audience? especially when the court is out of session in session, if you could describe the. >> covering the supreme court, the justices are quite busy for the most part from october until the end of june. june is a crazy month to blog, and without sometimes over a dozen posts in one day. in the justices go away on their summer vacation, unless we have the manna from heaven that the confirmation hearing, nothing related to the supreme court of the most part happens. and so we're always sort of looking at things in two ways. we are trying to cover what's going on at the court as comprehensively as possible. so as tom suggested, we have coverage for each case both in terms of archiving the brief but having a preview of a case before the oral argument, a big gap of what hap
work will have to be done in and significant resources devoted to the areas of science and technology, including research and development. government is also convinced that organised labour is an important partner whose cooperation is crucial for the reconstruction and development of our country. that partnership requires, amongst other things, that our labour law be reformed so that it is in line with international standards, apartheid vestiges are removed and a more harmonious labour relations dispensation is created, on the basis of tripartite cooperation between government, labour and capital. the government is determined forcefully to confront the scourge of unemployment, not by way of handouts but by the creation of work opportunities. the government will also deal sensitively with the issue of population movements into the country, to protect our workers, to guard against the exploitation of vulnerable workers and to ensure friendly relations with all countries and peoples. the government is also taking urgent measures to deal firmly with drug trafficking some of which is carri
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